Missouri Tigers (4-5) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (8-1)
November 12, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -20.5 / Missouri Tigers +20.5; Over/Under: +56
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The Tennessee Volunteers and Missouri Tigers clash Saturday in a week 11 SEC college football matchup from Neyland Stadium.
The Missouri Tigers will look to rebound from a 21-17 loss at the hands of Kentucky in their last game. Brady Cook has thrown for 1,795 yards, 6 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 65.7% passing while Cody Schrader and Nathaniel Peat have combined for 896 rushing yards with Schrader logging 5 scores. Dominic Lovett leads Missouri with 45 catches for 659 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. On defense, Jaylon Carlies has a team-high 49 total tackles including 39 solo tackles and Missouri’s defense has 23 sacks and 7 interceptions as a whole this season
The Tennessee Volunteers will try to bounce back after their first loss of the season after a 27-14 loss to Georgia in their last game. Hendon Hooker has thrown for 2,533 yards, 21 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 71% passing while Jaylen Wright has a team-high 547 rushing yards with 6 touchdowns while Jabari Small has 483 rushing yards with a team-high 8 scores and Hooker has 355 rushing yards and 4 TDs as well. Jalin Hyatt leads Tennessee with 51 catches for 970 yards and 14 receiving TDs while Bru McCoy has 489 receiving yards and Ramel Keyton and Cedric Tillman each have 300+ receiving yards as well this season. On defense, Trevon Flowers has a team-high 49 total tackles including 30 solo tackles while Tennessee’s defense has 21 sacks and 9 interceptions this season.
Missouri is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 conference games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games following an ATS loss. Tennessee is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games following a loss.
I get the case to be made for an underdog like Missouri here as the loss to Georgia could leave Tennessee with a bit of a hangover here. However, the Vols can ill afford another slip up if they’re going to get back into the good graces of the playoff committee and I just don’t think that the Tigers have what it takes to go shot for shot here with Tennessee, especially with the Vols at home. Give me the Vols in a beatdown win here.